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Nov 26 2017
by Sophia Johnson-Grimes

15 Gifts Every Progressive College Student Needs

By Sophia Johnson-Grimes - Nov 26 2017
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It is starting to become the time of year where it is socially acceptable to prepare for the holidays, and I am so excited! As cliche as it sounds, the holiday season gives me such a warm and fuzzy feeling on the inside. I love seeing all of the lights and decorations, drinking warm chai by the fire, listening to Christmas music and spending quality time with my family and friends. If you're like me, you might feel a bit stumped whenever somebody asks you what you would like for a gift. However, you don't need to look any further, this is the ultimate gift guide for progressive college students!

1. This t-shirt that speaks the truth:

via Redbubble

I think this one speaks for itself. Buy it here for $19.50

2. A book of personal essays that you won't be able to put down:

via Amazon

"I grew up rich, white and privileged in suburban Virginia. I never had to think about my safety, my future or my pride through the lens of my race. I couldn't even begin to conceive of that experience. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the first person to break through that reality of my upbringing and allow me to step into another experience for a little while." ~Amazon reviewer

Get it on Amazon for $17.97

3. This fabulously flamboyant tote bag:

via Feminist Apparel 

All of those political philosophy and gender studies books can get really heavy. Also, you need this because intersectional feminism is the only feminism that matters.

Get it here for $24.95

4. This Rosa Parks enamel pin, an OG progressive boss lady: 

via Feminist Apparel

Who doesn't need a little bit of Rosa inspiration to carry around with them?

Get it here for $11.95

5. This gorgeous mug, so you can wake up empowered:

 
via Etsy

The design may be dainty and delicate, but you sure aren't.

Get it on Etsy for $16

6. This beautiful print

via Society6


Even though Trans Day of Remembrance may have just passed, we should never forget the fight for justice. Keep remembering all year long with this beautiful print.

Get it here for $20.69

7. This Black Lives Matter sticker, so you can show your solidarity:

via Redbubble

Remember that silence equals violence, so you must always speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Get it here for $3.32

8. This muscle tank, because we still need to talk about Standing Rock:

via Honor the Earth Merchandise 

This entire website features beautiful art by many independent Native artists, so definitely take a look around when you get the chance. 

Get it here for $25

9. A subscription to "In These Times" magazine, to keep up with all of the political insanity:

via In These Times

In order to stay woke, one must stay on top of the latest news at all times.

Subscribe here for $19.95+ 

10. A "Make America Think Again" hat:

via The Resistance

This slogan is a lot better than the original. 

Get it here for $24.99

11. This sweatshirt, to keep you warm despite climate change:

via Human Rights Campaign

Those freezing cold glares from your bigoted relatives can't touch you when you're wearing this!

Get it here for $45

12. This t-shirt, to show your trans sisters how much you care:

via Look Human

It is important to show solidarity in times as contested as these. 

Get it here for $23.99

13. Ruth Bader Ginsburg socks.

via Look Human

There's no explanation needed for why you should buy these. Show your love for the coolest Supreme Court justice with these toasty treats!

Get them here for $14.99

14. A coloring and activity book for the boss babe in your life:

via Amazon

In case you haven't noticed, coloring isn't just for kids anymore.

Get it on Amazon for $7.98

15.  These lovely Frida journals

via Etsy

Create your own masterpieces with the guidance of Frida.

Get them here for $22

Happy shopping and happy holidays, no matter which one you celebrate!


Leading Image Credit: Ben White via Unsplash

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Sophia Johnson-Grimes - Muhlenberg College

Sophia is a freshman at Muhlenberg College. She plans to major in theatre, but politics have always been a passion of hers. She is also an avid reader and loves Parks and Rec, RuPaul's Drag Race, and Bojack Horseman.

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